Bruno Senna will receive the 2012 Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, it was announced on Tuesday. The Williams driver will receive the award following a ceremony at Brisighella in central Italy on 15 July.
First awarded in 1992, the trophy is presented to a driver who has made a promising start to his career. It is named in memory of Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini, who tragically died following the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967.
Previous winners of the award include former World Champions Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, and Kimi Räikkönen, as well as current champion Sebastian Vettel.
"It's a great honour to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy, particularly when you consider the excellent racing drivers that have been awarded it in the past," said Senna.
"I would like to thank the people of Brisighella for their kind support and generosity as well as all of those who have helped me in my career so far," added the 28-year-old nephew of legendary racer Ayrton Senna.
Traditionally the winner would drive the 12kms from Faenza to Brisighelal to reach the venue of the ceremony, using public roads where fans will gather to celebrate.
"I'm very much looking forward to the prize giving ceremony next month, which promises to be a great event," he concluded.
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